A helicopter belonging to the Indian Army crashed on Tuesday morning in the Pakankot district of Punjab bordering Pakistan. The helicopter fell directly into the Ranjit Sagar Dam while taking a dive.
Pathankot (Punjab): A helicopter belonging to the Indian Army crashed on Tuesday morning in the Pakankot district of Punjab bordering Pakistan. The helicopter fell directly into the Ranjit Sagar Dam while taking a dive.
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It is not yet known how many people were on board the helicopter and where the pilot is. Police and administrative staff have reached the spot. Indian Army personnel have also reached the spot. Relief and rescue work is on.
The helicopter accident happened around 10.20 am on Tuesday morning. The helicopter of the Indian Army's Avon Squadron had taken off from Mamoon Cantt. The helicopter was very close to the Ranjit Sagar Dam. During this, it collided with a hill and fell straight into the dam. The NDRF has also reached the spot.
Efforts are on to rescue the helicopter. The pilot is being traced. According to military sources, their focus is on relief and rescue work. How and why the accident happened will be investigated later.
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In the month of May this year in Punjab, a MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) had crashed. The pilot was killed in this incident. The accident took place near village Langeyana Navan on the Baghapurana to Mudki road, about 28 km from Moga city.
The plane had fallen in a vacant plot at midnight. The aircraft was on a routine training flight.
The pilot of the plane tried to save his life by jumping with a parachute, but the pilot was killed when the plane hit some heavy equipment while taking the jump. Earlier, an army plane had also crashed in Nawanshahr. However, all the people aboard survived.
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